Wesley Dyer

Wesley stands in the doorway wearing oval-shaped wire-rimmed glasses, a blue hoodie under a dark blue denim jacket, and a grey and white plaid scarf. His short brown hair is tousled and he has medium facial hair.


2009 Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Wesley received the Hollings to support the last two years of his undergraduate education here at Western. As part of the Hollings award, Wesley had the opportunity to intern for ten weeks at NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management in Silver Spring, Maryland. His project focused on integrating smart growth approaches with hazard mitigation for coastal communities. He started by researching models of growth and hazard ordinances, eventually finding a strong model for coastal floodplain management. He analyzed the model and compiled his recommendations into a report for NOAA and the Environmental Protection Agency for handling growth within the limits of the legal system. This report is a step forward regarding coastal community growth and hazard mitigation. After graduation, Wesley worked as a Law Clerk for the EPA among other legal institutions, then was a volunteer attorney for a year before becoming an attorney. He got his doctorate in law at Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law, where he was a Dean’s Scholar. 


BA, Economics, 2011
BA, Environmental Studies, 2011
JD, Environmental Law, Pace University, 2016


Political Science

What are they up to now

Today, Wesley is an attorney at the California Air Resources Board.